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        Of Mice and Men [First Issue]

      First Edition New York Covici-Friede 1937 First Printing, First Issue, with "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula," lines 20-21, p. 9, and bullet between the eight's on p. 88, one of only 2500 copies (in subsequent printings, the nine words on p. 9 and the bullet between the eight's were removed and the entire page reset). Chosen as a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, accounting for the many copies now on the market in clipped "unpriced" dust jackets masquerading as the genuine article. Small 8vo: 186pp. Publisher's beige cloth, spine and upper cover lettered within orange title block between thick black rules, top edge stained blue, pictorial dust jacket printed in black and priced $2.00. A spectacular copy, square, tight, clean, unmarked and probably unread, marred only by fading of blue top-stain; about Fine jacket, completely free of tears and edge wear, but spine panel lightly sunned (black lettering and design undiminished). Truly, one for the vaults. Goldstone-Payne A7a. "Of Mice and Men (the title is drawn from Robert Burns's poem "To A Mouse": "The best laid schemes o' mice and men / Gang aft a-gley / An' leave us naught but grief an' pain / For promised joy") marks a deliberate change from Steinbeck's previous work, In Dubious Battle (1936). In this new project, Steinbeck chose to work within a narrower framework . . . concentrat[ing] on a small number of characters as Steinbeck tells the story of migrant ranch laborers in carefully detailed settings. . . . From the very beginning, not only are readers given a call to social reform (the plight of the migrant worker is bleak and unlikely to change), but they also see that such men possess an American dream shared by all levels of society. Even though George and Lennie are different in size, although one is mentally sharp and the other retarded, they both have their dream of ownership and independence." (The Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Les pastorales de Longus ou Daphnis & Chloé traduction d'Amyot revue et complétée par P.L. Courier

      Les frères Gonon. With 48 original woodcuts by Aristide Maillol, printed in 500 numbered copies on Maillol paper.Autograph signature of Aristide Maillol to justification.This copy is complete with its separate suite of 21 original woodcuts. Les frères Gonon Paris 1937 14x21cm en feuilles sous chemises et étui

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        Das deutsche Familienbuch.

      Weber Essen ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - laut Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog 1937 erschienen ) Gegliedert in 3 Teile: Erster und zweiter Teil mit: Allgemeiner Teil und *Deutsches Familienleben im Bild* mit 108 Seiten und sehr zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Abbildungen meist auf Tafeln / Dritter Teil: Das deutsche Familien-Lexikon, Lebensfragen der Familie in Stichworten mit 149 Seiten und einer ausfaltbaren Ahnentafel / 4. Teil: Meine Familie und *Unsere Familiengeschichte in Bildern*. Goldgeprägter Ohldr, 4° ( 30,5 x 21,5 cm ). Aus dem Inhalt: Siegmund Kunisch: \" Vom Rechte, das mit uns geboren \" - Rudolf Filkens: \" Die Familie als Keimzelle des Staates / Dr. Martin Löpelmann: \" Die Erziehung der Jugend im nationalsozialistischen Staat \" / Dr. Oskar Karpa: \" Heimat und Volkstum als Grundlagen lebendiger Volksgemeinschaft \" / Sluytermann von Langeweyde: \" Der Wert von Blut und Rasse \" / Günther Paryna: \" Reichsnährstand as Hüter deutscher Scholle \". // Deutsches Familienleben im Bild mit: Alt und jung beim Dienst am Volk, im Heim, beim Sport, Brauchtum und Heimat // Das Deutsche Familien-Lexikon: Lebensfragen der Familie in Stichwörtern // Meine Familie: Wie lege ich meine Familliengeschichte an? Familiengeschichte, Angehörige in Einzeldarstellung, Stammreihen, Stammtafeln, Bilddokumente usw. Einband etwas fleckig, Ecken etwas bestoßen, Bindung leicht gelockert. Innen ohne jede Eintragungen, wenige Seiten gering fleckig. Insgesamt guter Zustand.- sehr selten - ( Gewicht 1800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Familie, Familienbuch, Drittes Reich, Nationalsozialismus, Ahnen, Ahnenkunde, Stammreihen, Stammtafeln, Google

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        Connemara Pony Stud Book - Vol. 3 1937 / Vol. 4 1939 / Vol. 6 1947 / Vol. 7 1951 / Vol. 8 1955 / Vol. 9 1963 / Vol. 10 1965 / Vol. 11 1967 / Vol. 12 1969 / Vol. 13 1972 / Vol. 16 1979.

      The Connemara Pony Breeders' Society,, 1937. Eleven volumes sold together. Galway, The Connemara Pony Breeders' Society, 1937-1979. 13cm x 18.5cm. Vol. 3: 51 pages / Vol. 4: 58 pages / Vol. 6: 76 pages / Vol. 7: 75 pages / Vol. 8: 69 pages / Vol. 9: 145 pages / Vol. 10: 137 pages / Vol. 11: 162 pages / Vol. 12: 177 pages / Vol. 13: 192 pages / Vol. 16: 355 pages. Original Hardcover. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Inscribed with name of pre-owner. The Stud Books of the Connemara Pony Breeders' Society contain the registration details and the names of the breeders and owners of Connemara Ponies registered with the society in the years spanning 1937 to 1979. They also include details of the prizewinners at the Society's Shows, members of the Society's committees, regulations relating to the breeding of the ponies, and photograph plates. Each volume is introduced with a report of the preceding period.

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        Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf [Beauty in the Olympic Games]

      1st Edition Berlin: Deutschen Verlag, 1937. FIRST EDITION, in exceptionally fine dust jacket and extremely rare original glassine, of Riefenstahl's classic monument to the athletes of the 1936 Olympics. Profusely illustrated with 273 black-and-white photographs. "With the German photographer Leni Riefenstahl, sports imagery rose to new aesthetic heights. Commissioned by Joseph Goebbels, she brought her considerable visual and organizational skills to bear on both the photographing and filming the 1936 Olympic Games. Although the film Olympiad has become an acknowledged classic, her book of photographs, Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf, no less spectacular in its own way, is less known. Sometimes Riefenstahl relied on poses modelled on the antique Greek ideal, faithful to Hitler's belief that modern Teutonic man was 'feeling closer to classical antiquity' than he had 'in possibly a thousand years'. But far more original were her depictions of superbly athletic bodies soaring gracefully through the air and knifing effortlessly through the water. Riefenstahl applied certain devices characteristic of the new German photography- strong diagonals, tight croppings, and bird's-eye and worm's-eye views. No longer was the camera an earthbound witness; it took to the air and the water with the athletes" (William A. Ewing, The Body). Roth 96: ("These are such exquisite, such transcendentally beautiful images of athletes, that one almost forgets their context.")Berlin: Deutschen Verlag, (1937). Quarto, original cloth, original dust jacket, original glassine; custom box. With picture captions in English, German, Spanish, and French. A few spots to text block edge, cloth nearly pristine; dust jacket in superb condition with only a hint of edgewear; glassine with a few small chips and tears. Extremely rare in such fine condition - the nicest copy we've seen. Fine / Fine.

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        A Leaf From The 1611 King James Bible With "Noblest Monument Of English Prose" By John Livingston Lowes & "The Printing Of The King James Bible" By Louis I. Newman.

      Folio (395 x 271 mm). Original quarter cream cloth over paper-covered boards, paper title label printed in red letter to the backstrip, plain dust jacket; title, pp. [i], xxii, [2], with an original leaf (chapters 4 and 5 of Ecclesiasticus) from the 1611 King James Bible tipped in between pages 16 and 17. Printed in double columns in red and black throughout. Text initials of both essays illuminated by hand in blue, red and gold; original prospectus and a facsimile of the bible's engraved frontispiece laid in. Provenance: Jean Hersholt (1886-1956), Danish-born Hollywood film actor and translator of The Complete Andersen, with his signed bookplate to the front pastedown. Limited edition of 300 copies. With two essays on the King James Bible.

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        Letters From Iceland.

      London; Faber and Faber. 1937. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's bright green cloth titled in red, slightly darkened to spine. Minor edgewear and bumping. In a very good dustwrapper with minor edgewear and creasing, a trifle soiled to the rear panel. Signed by W.H. Auden to the front flyleaf. A lovely object.

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        A Catalogue of the African Hesperiidae / A Catalogue of the Hesperiidae from Europe, Asia and Australia / A Catalouge of the American Hesperiidae, Pt 1-4 in the British Musuem (Natural History)

      London: BM(NH), 1937-1955. xii, 212; xix, 502; x, 92; v, 178; v, 246; v, 499, 83 plates (18 col), 88 plates line drawings. Hardback. Uniformly bound in 4 vols, qtr morocco, raised bands to spines, marbled endpapers/boards; speckled edges. Fine craft binding by 'M.M.' (Monique Macaux). Complete set of this scarce catalogue of World Hesperiidae: Africa (1937), Europe/Asia/Australia (1949), America, 4 vols (1951-55)

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        New Foundations for Mathematical Logic.

      [Washington: Mathematical Association of America], 1937. First edition, the rare offprint issue, of the paper in which Quine first presented his axiom system for set theory (now usually known as 'NF'). NF is intended to address the 'crisis of foundations' that mathematicians have attempted to resolve since the early 20th century. This 'crisis' refers to the paradoxes which affect 'naive' set theory, the best known of which is 'Russell's paradox': if S is the set of all sets that are not members of themselves, is S a member of itself? If it is, it isn't, and if it isn't, it is. "Although [Quine] is best known to a wider public for his philosophical writings, his most enduring and most concrete legacy for the next 50 years may well turn out to be his most mathematical: he gave us NF" (Forster, p. 838) The first attempt to resolve Russell's and other similar paradoxes was made by Russell himself (1908) in his theory of types. In this theory, every set is assigned a type (a positive whole number); the bottom type is a type of atoms and sets of type n 1 are sets of things of type n. Every variable of the theory is constrained to range over one level only. This means that Russell's paradox cannot even be formulated within type theory. However, the theory was found to have many drawbacks, as it prevented not only the formulation of the troublesome paradoxes, but also other apparently sensible statements. In addition, it necessarily introduces infinite multiplicities: for example, there has to be one empty set of each possible type, as well as a set of natural numbers of each type, etc. NF is similar to Russell's theory in that it involves types, but rather than assign a type to each set once and for all, it assigns a type to each variable in a given formula. If a variable x in a given formula is assigned type n, and if 'xy' appears in the formula, then y must be assigned type n 1. In addition, if 'x = y' appears in the formula, then x and y must have the same type. A formula is 'stratified' if there is an assignment of types to variables in the formula that meets these constraints. The axioms of NF are now simply stated: extensionality, together with a scheme that says that the extension of a stratified formula is a stratified formula. NF avoids the paradoxes of naive set theory because the formulas necessary to formulate the paradoxes are not stratified (for example, a set cannot be a member of itself because xx is obviously not a stratified formula). But it also avoids the multiplicities and other difficulties inherent in Russell's type theory. The approach taken in ZF is to restrict what objects can be called sets, rather than to impose restrictions on how sets are defined, as is done in NF. In ZF the empty set is a set, and any collection of sets is a set (and there are no other sets). ZF appears to resolve Russell's paradox because the 'set' of all sets that are not members of themselves is not in fact a set. Although ZF appears to be able to accommodate the whole of mathematics, many mathematicians believe ZF fails to capture the informal concept of a set: in ZF there is no universal set ('the set of all sets'), and the universe of sets is not closed under the elementary operations of the algebra of sets. NF is less restrictive: for example, in NF there is a universal set ('the set of all sets'). On the other hand, it was proved by Specker that the Axiom of Choice is false in NF, which some mathematicians believe restricts its usefulness for mathematics. The debate NF vs. ZF is ongoing. T. Forster, "Sixty years of NF." The American Mathematical Monthly 104, no. 9 (November 1997), pp. 838-845. 8vo (255 x 182 mm), offprint from: American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 44 (1937), pp. 70-80, a fine copy in the original grey printed wrappers.

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Screenplay by John V.A. Weaver (based on the 1876 novel by Mark Twain).

      The Selznick International Pictures 1937. DIRECTOR'S COPY of the Final Shooting Script for the 1938 movie, INSCRIBED BY OSCAR WINNING PRODUCER DAVID O. SELZNICK. Quarto, dated July 16 1937. In a presentation binding of gilt-titled red morocco spine over salmon cloth sides, stamped in gilt with to upper 'Norman Taurog'. Some minor rubbing, cloth shows some blooming. With warm signed inscription within; 'for Norman- with happy memories of a nice association- and with gratitude for a fine job, David S. 1938'. Directed by Taurog and produced by Selznick, the Oscar-nominated United Artists movie adaptation follows closely Twain's celebrated novel about the life and times of a mischievous boy in 1850 Missouri, and was the first version of the classic tale to be filmed in Technicolor.David O. Selznick [1902-1965], Hollywood renegade and founding Member of The Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers, will be forever remembered for Gone With The Wind, 1939, which won eight competitive awards and two special citations from thirteen Oscar nominations - both records for the time. The film is often considered the most beloved, enduring and popular motion picture of all time and Selznick was awarded The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (for creative production) by the Academy in 1939.In the thirties Selznick had already produced such prestige pictures and literary works for the screen, such as King Kong (1933), David Copperfield (1935), A Tale Of Two Cities (1935), Anna Karenina (1935), The Prisoner Of Zenda (1937), and The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer (1938), and at the time of Gone With the Wind's production, he was also preparing Rebecca (1940); He is equally famous for bringing British film-maker Alfred Hitchcock to Hollywood and for their collaberation following Rebecca on films such as Spellbound (1945), The Paradine Case (1947). His interest in Film-noir continued with the Orson Welles classic The Third Man (1950). Throughout the fifties he nurtured his second wife's Jennifer Jones' career, through the films Gone To Earth (1950), Wild At Heart (1952) and A Farewell To Arms (1957), which proved to be his last picture.

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        Baba Diène et Morceau-de-Sucre

      - Gallimard, Paris 1937, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 57 copie numerate su Alfa solo le carte. Libro illustrato con 30 immagini di Vercors. Nizza e rara copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 57 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers. Ouvrage illustré de 30 images de Jean Bruller. Agréable et rare exemplaire.

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        Bilancio 1913-1936

      Rovereto: Tipografia Romano Manfrini, , 1937. Brossura (wrappers). Molto Buono (Very Good). Depero fa il bilancio della sua attività dal 1913 al 1936 attraverso l'elenco dettagliato di 72 Esposizioni; discorsi, conferenze etc; articoli pubblicati su diversi giornali: "Secolo Sera", "Natura", "Popolo d'Italia", "Brennero", ed altri; "Edizioni e pubblicazioni Depero"; Attività teatrale, etc. Con alcune silografie ed illustrazioni in antiporta alle diverse sezioni. In totale 380 segnalazioni e 11 illustrazioni. Cm 24,5x17. pp. 88 n.n. Molto Buono (Very Good). Fioriture leggere alle copertine (Yellowing of the covers). Prima edizione (First Edition). Edizione originale curata dallo stesso artista, per contenuti e grafica. Scrive Depero nella presentazione: "Ho composto il presente fascicolo per inquadrare in ordine di materia e di tempo la mia varia attività artistica: plastica, pittorica, letteraria, decorativa e orale che ho svolto fino a tutto il 1936.. A chi lo sfoglia può parlare rapidamente dei miei ventiquattro anni di vita artistica, quindi non mi sembra inutile"

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        [Autograph Manuscript Poem, Signed, with Four Autograph Letters, and One Autograph Postcard]

      London & Oxford, 1937. Manuscript on two narrow quarto leaves, letters on octavo and 12mo lettersheets, one page each, signed "E. Blunden" and "E.B." Very good, with one envelope. A handsome manuscript fair copy of Blunden's 1919 poem, "Leisure," first collected in THE WAGGONER (1920). The poem (approx. 90 lines in ms) is written out in Blunden's calligraphic hand on the blank versos of two plates extracted from a rare book auction catalogue, is dated at the end '1919', and then inscribed "Copied for his friend Carlos Peacock by the writer, Edmund Blunden, in Sept', 1937." The manuscript is accompanied by four autograph letters, signed, and one autograph postcard, signed, all to Carlos H. Peacock. A sampling of the letters reads as follows: (24 January 1932) "Please abandon my Mr. too! I am to lunch next Thursday at Peterhouse, and shall emerge thence ready to take tea with you (& I hope Adrian & Stephanie) at 3:30, (and I must be at Trinity say 5 or 10 minutes before 5, so as to cause no anxiety about authors' elusive ways). Shall I come to Fitzwilliam House?''; (12 Sept. 1937) "So that is what you're doing! Well, good luck to you, and if I can send along any promising young writers with substantial MSS I shall be glad to do it. I often find the promise, but it is usually of a metaphysical sort and not reduced to actual ink marks on sheets of paper. Adrian is often in my mind's eye ... I suppose you know Richard Cobden-Sanderson; if not, please set about it!... My memory does not serve me about the poem you were so kind as to wish for in MS: if you will send me a little hint of its content, a first line for instance, I shall quickly dig it out and send you a copy. Meanwhile, do not let literature deprive you of literature....''; (24 Sept. 1937) "At last I have copied the poem and here it is. As you perhaps know, it's a little disturbing in more ways than one to spend much time with one's early writings! but it has given me pleasure to think you wished for the transcript. Can you persuade my old playmate Adrian to show me some of his poems, for instance the limited edition?..."; and (7 Dec. 1937) "Forgive me for not saying yes. But if I slacken my rule about not writing introductions in books of poems by contemporaries I shall be in trouble; for I get many requests. Apart from that, my conviction is that these introductions do no good. Prejudices are created against the newcomer... it's supposed he is a protégé of the old miscreant who ushers him in. Far best, and best to look back upon, if a poet sets out alone. Moreover, I shall be at liberty, I hope, to appear among your reviewers. Adrian was indeed as good as his word and I have set his poems among those that matter, and will matter in coming time.''.

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        Martha Graham.

      Los Angeles: Auditorium Building,, November 1937. Edited and with a Foreword by Merle Armitage. Articles by John Martin, Lincoln Kirstein, Evangeline Stokowski, Stark Young, Wallingford Riegger, Edith J. R. Isaacs, Roy Hargrave, James Johnson Sweeney, George Antheil, Margaret Lloyd, Louis Danz, Martha Graham, Biography by Winthrop Sargeant, The Martha Graham Repertoire, Paintings by Edward Biberman and Carlos Dyer, A Portrait of Louis Horst, Affirmations by Martha Graham. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and front board in black, photographically illustrated pastedowns. Designs in the text, and full page photographic illustrations. Illustrated bookplate to front pastedown, ink ownership stamp to top edge, 1946 ink gift inscription to front free endpaper. Mild toning to spine panel, very light rubbing to ends and corners, sound and internally clean, excellent condition. First edition, first printing, inscribed by Graham on the half title, "Best wishes, Martha Graham". This retrospective of the explosive first ten years of the career of dancer Martha Graham (1894-1991), who was described as the Picasso, the Stravinsky, and the Frank Lloyd Wright of dance, was designed and edited by Merle Armitage, and printed in an edition of 1,000 copies. Copies signed by Graham are very scarce indeed. She has been described as the Picasso, the Stravinsky, and the Frank Lloyd Wright, of dance, and her style, the Graham technique, is still taught worldwide. She was the first dancer to perform at the White House, and to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The book collects commentary by numerous luminaries of the performing arts, as well as a large selection of photographs, and some 15 pages of striking quotations from Graham herself. It closes with a short biography and a record of her concerts and repertoire.

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        Martha Graham. Edited and with a Foreword by Merle Armitage. Articles by John Martin, Lincoln Kirstein, Evangeline Stokowski, Stark Young, Wallingford Riegger, Edith J. R. Isaacs, Roy Hargrave, James Johnson Sweeney, George Antheil, Margaret Lloyd, Louis Danz, Martha Graham, Biography by Winthrop Sargeant, The Martha Graham Repertoire, Paintings by Edward Biberman and Carlos Dyer, A Portrait of Louis Horst, Affirmations by Martha Graham.

      Los Angeles: Auditorium Building, November 1937 - Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and front board in black, photographically illustrated pastedowns. Illustrated bookplate to front pastedown, ink ownership stamp to top edge, 1946 ink gift inscription to front free endpaper. Mild toning to spine panel, very light rubbing to ends and corners, sound and internally clean, excellent condition. Designs in the text, and full page photographic illustrations. First edition, first printing, inscribed by Graham on the half title, "Best wishes, Martha Graham". This retrospective of the explosive first ten years of the career of dancer Martha Graham (1894-1991), who was described as the Picasso, the Stravinsky, and the Frank Lloyd Wright of dance, was designed and edited by Merle Armitage, and printed in an edition of 1,000 copies. Copies signed by Graham are very scarce indeed. She has been described as the Picasso, the Stravinsky, and the Frank Lloyd Wright, of dance, and her style, the Graham technique, is still taught worldwide. She was the first dancer to perform at the White House, and to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The book collects commentary by numerous luminaries of the performing arts, as well as a large selection of photographs, and some 15 pages of striking quotations from Graham herself. It closes with a short biography and a record of her concerts and repertoire. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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      SOCIETA' EDITRICE INTERNAZIONALE, TORINO 1937 - SCRITTORI ITALIANI COMMENTATI PER LE SCUOLE ITALIANO Introduzione e commento di Michele Martina, edizione arricchita di riproduzioni di quadri classici, pagine ingiallite ai bordi e con lieve fioritura, coperta morbida ingiallita, con fioritura, con segni di usura e con strappi al dorso

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        Autograph letter, in German, signed ('Papa'), to his younger son Eduard, concerning the limits of knowledge and the meaning of life, and the gathering storm clouds of war.

      [Princeton] 25 May, 1937 - 2 pages (253 x 201 mm), ink on paper, folded for posting. A very moving and eloquent letter revealing Einstein's most intimate thoughts about the meaning of life, the limits of knowledge, and the impending war, addressed to his younger son Eduard. It reads (in translation), in part:'Dear Tetel, I haven't written in such a long time because I've tortured my old brain with a very difficult problem so that everything else fell aside. But now it has finally failed, so my head is clear again. The world is not made in a way that we can easily understand. But it's spring, and the birds are singing, and they don't care, they just catch their worms and flies . It's a beautiful time here, and I have a pretty garden with a huge tree that I see from my study.'I now live as a lonely old man, slowly preparing to say goodbye. There's something good about that. It gives you the right and the possibility to calmly observe. To not get involved in the vanities of life that used to seem so important ?'Albert [Hans Albert, Einstein's older son] wants to come in autumn to try to build his nest here. He's right, but it's not an easy thing. It's a fast and inconsiderate environment. It's the dance around the golden calf. A wild and ugly dance?'I read the Basle newspaper which is a breath of fresh Swiss air. Things have changed so much over there I can sense people's fear and helplessness. But the [Basle paper] is still better than the newspapers here. Not so superficial. A difficult existence suits men better, after all ? Whenever you feel like it, read Burckhard's views on world history and a good translation of the Odyssey. When I was going through hard times I did this in times of sorrow. Hugs and kisses, your Papa.'Einstein is referring to Jakob Burckhard's depressing outlook on the future of Europe. 'As a Swiss, Burckhardt was also cool to German nationalism and to German claims of cultural and intellectual superiority. He was also amply aware of the rapid political and economic changes taking place in the Europe . and the growing European nationalism and militarism. Events amply fulfilled his prediction of a cataclysmic 20th century, in which violent demagogues (whom he called "terrible simplifiers") would play central roles'.The 'very difficult problem' Einstein refers to is probably related to his attempts to find flaws in quantum mechanics.Eduard Einstein (1910-65) studied medicine at the University of Zurich and intended to become a psychiatrist, but suffered from schizophrenia and was repeatedly institutionalised. He was an admirer of Freud and his father wrote to him on more than one occasion about Freud's theories and how he was coming to accept them. Although Einstein did not see his son again after his departure for the U.S. in 1933, he carried on a significant correspondence with him about art, literature, and his philosophy of life, of which the present letter is one of the best surviving examples.

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        PHOTOGRAPH ***Signed***

      - Signed "Jack Nicholson" in blue ink.Fantastic black and white 8.0" X 10.0' photograph has a very minor bumped top right corner, otherwise in Fine condition. John "Jack" Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. Nicholson has been nominated for an Academy Award 12 times, and has won three: two for Best Actor and one for Best Supporting Actor. He is tied with Walter Brennan for most acting wins by a male actor (three), and second to Katharine Hepburn for most acting wins overall (four). He is also one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting (either lead or supporting) in every decade since the 1960s; the other is Michael Caine. He has won seven Golden Globe Awards, and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2001. In 1994, he became one of the youngest actors to be awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. Notable films that he starred in include, in chronological order, Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Chinatown, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Passenger, The Shining, Terms of Endearment, Batman, A Few Good Men, As Good as It Gets, About Schmidt, Something's Gotta Give, and The Departed.

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      Hollywood, CA, 1937. Hilton, James. 1900-1954. Author of "Lost Horizon" and "Goodbye Mr. Chips, screenwriter of "Mrs. Miniver." ORIGINAL HEAVILY CORRECTED TYPESCRIPT FOR HIS ESSAY "HORIZONS LOST AND FOUND" [n. p., n. d. but Hollywood, California, 1936]. Five pages total: three pages, the complete essay, accomplished on ordinary yellow typing paper -- typed by Hilton himself and revised extensively in black ink. Two further pages of holograph notes re: this manuscript included, also typed and corrected by Hilton. "Horizons Lost and Found" was published in STAGE: The Magazine of After-Dark Entertainment, a monthly periodical, in February of 1937. We know of no other essay of his that is so representative of Hilton at his most stylishly witty, smoothly conversational, and sophisticated best in private hands; here is an opportunity to own, direct from his files, an artifact which contains his own assessment, or snapshot, of his career at its peak. This essay, unlike almost all of his other prolific reviews, speeches and journalistic concoctions, contains specific, fresh and thoughtful references to Goodbye Mr. Chips, Lost Horizon, film director Frank Capra, his screenplay collaborator Robert Riskin, and Hollywood Life in general. While James Hilton was a generous signer of books, his manuscript material is rarely seen. Ex- James Hilton Estate Sale (Christie's Los Angeles, 1999). The typescript is accompanied by an original essay by Hilton-scholar Kurt Kausler entitled "Center Stage: James Hilton at the Pinnacle" and has been placed in a custom binder along with a cornucopia of hard-to-locate Hilton research material related to "Horizons Lost and Found." Unique.. Signed. Original Manuscript. Unbound. Near Fine.

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        Schach. Mischtechnik.

      64 x 49 cm in Rahmen versilbert., Etwas beschienen. Gerhard Balder (1937) , Grafiker in Linz.

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      Privately Printed, South Carolina 1937 - 8vo. 47pp., A very good plus copy in light blue papered boards, paste-down title at front, and ¼ buckram. Privately printed and very scarce. Pages clean and uncut. Spine foot corners slightly bumped and a touch of foxing to title plate. Small (1/16 ") spot on rear board.An extremely nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A collection of manuscript documents, photographs, magazines and newspaper clippings concerning the 1937 Monte Carlo Automobile Rally]. [The Netherlands, Monte Carlo, etc.], 1937.

      - An interesting collection of documents, mostly in Dutch, including a manuscript travel journal, official documents, photographs, issues of three automotive magazines and newspaper clippings, all concerning the 16th Monte Carlo Automobile Rally of 1937, described by one of the Dutch participants, Bastiaan Cornelis Pieter Hendrik van Baak (1914-2010). Van Baak was a member of the "Wageningsche Studenten Motor Club", a group of 15 motoring and automobile enthusiasts, all students at the University of Wageningen. In 1936 the club joined forces with Jan van de Weerd, the owner of a neighbouring coach company, to take part in this challenging and iconic road trip over a distance of more than 1700 kilometres from Amsterdam to Monte Carlo and the French Riviera.Detailed list of contents available on request

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        ON THE AVENUE (1937)

      Twentieth Century Fox 1937 - Vintage original 41 x 27" (103 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers, George Barbier, Alan Mowbray, Cora Witherspoon, dir: Roy Del Ruth; Twentieth Century Fox. Fox made the most wonderful and colorful musical posters during the 1930s and early 1940s. The movies may not have had as much substance as those musicals at MGM, Warner Brothers or RKO, but it mattered not, they were full of fun. Irving Berlin tended to favor Fox during these years and his over abundant song book was used in several of their films over the years. This time a Broadway producers satirizes an important New York family and they sue. But, of course, he and the daughter fall in love. Fox reused the plot years later with Marilyn Monroe for LET'S MAKE LOVE. Berlin wrote some new songs for this film, though several were cut. Powell took a break away from Warner Brothers. The film was peppered with the studio's great character actors including Stepin Fetchit, Sig Rumann and the Ritz Brothers. An iconic 1930s musicals poster. Poster is on linen. Touch ups at folds and a bit of paint at fold junctures, corner holes addressed. NEAR FINE.

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        The Hound of Death and Other Stories.

      London: Collins, for the Crime Club, [1937?] - Octavo. Original green cloth, black lettering to spine. With the green and yellow uniform edition dust jacket. Jacket spine defective at head with consequent fading to spine, jacket nicked at extremities; a good copy with light toning throughout 247 pp. The Hound of Death was first published by Odhams Press in 1933, it was then republished by Collins in 1936 priced 3/6. This printing is in the "new 2/6 uniform edition of the detective novels of Agatha Christie". The latest title listed on the rear panel is Dumb Witness first published in 1937. This specific edition is not commonly found. The collection includes one of her most famous stories "The Witness for the Prosecution", the basis of the 1957 film and a two-part BBC drama for Christmas 2016.

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        Of Mice and Men

      New York: Covici Friede, 1937. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. A Fine copy of the book, sharp and unread with just a touch of fading to the top-stain. In a Near Fine jacket on account of moderate spine toning, as is common, and a short note written in ink on the front flap noting the date of the author's death. A true first printing with the textual points on p. 9 and 88 as well as the priced dust jacket (avoid any dust jacket that doesn't retain the original price, $2.00). One of just 2500 copies and becoming scarce in this condition. Steinbeck's tragic novella portraying the life of two migrant farm-hands in California, unlikely friends cherishing the common dream of a better life. One of the author's most profound works. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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        Animals of the Bible.

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1937 - Octavo. Original green cloth, illustration to front board blocked in gilt, titles to spine gilt, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Internally bright and fresh in the price clipped dustjacket with light toning, a touch of wear to top edges. An excellent copy. black and white illustrations throughout. First edition, first state with the misspelling of Lathrop's name on the dust jacket. Signed by Lathrop on the verso of the front free endpaper, " Dorothy P Lathrop, Nov 16 1938." This title won the very first Caldecott Medal in 1938. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lucy Brown and Mr. Grimes.

      London: Oxford University Press, [1937] - Quarto. Original pictorial boards. With the pictorial dust jacket. Publisher's compliments ink stamp to front free endpaper. Extremities a little rubbed, contents bright and crisp. An excellent copy in a slightly edge-chipped jacket with tape reinforcement to folds and edges on the verso. Colour illustrations throughout. First edition, first impression. Edward Ardizzone wrote the story of an unlikely friendship between a little girl and and an old man at the request of his young daughter. A lovely copy of the second picture book Ardizzone wrote and illustrated himself. Scarce in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dr. Wilhelm Frick und sein Ministerium. Aus Anlaß des 60. Geburtstages des Reichs- und Preußischen Ministers des Innern Dr. Wilhelm Frick am 12. März 1937 herausgegeben von Staatssekretär im Reichs- und Preußischen Ministerium des Innern Hans Pfundtner

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP Franz Eher Nachf., 1937. Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (rotes Ganzleinen / Leinen / OLn / Ln im Format 21,8 x 28,7 cm) mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel in Weißprägung. 202 Seiten, mit vielen ganzseitigen Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier (u.a. die Verfasser der Beiträge in eindrucksvollen Porträtfotografien), Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Inhalt: Reichsminister Dr. Frick und sein Werk, von Staatssekretär Hans Pfundtner / Die Rassengesetzgebung im Dritten Reich, von Dr.Wilhelm Stuckart / Beamtenpolitik im Dritten Reich von Ministerialdirektor Dr.Erwin Schütze / Die deutsche Gesundheitsgesetzgebung von Gütt / Aus dem neuen deutschen Gemeinderecht, von Dr.Friedrich-Karl Surén / Die Betreuung der deutschen Grenzlande, von Ministerialdirektor Dr. Vollert / Das Vermessungswesen im Reichs- und Preußischen Ministerium des Innern, von Dr.Vollert / Der deutsche Sport im Reiche Adolf Hitlers, von Reichssportführer Hans von Tschammer und Osten / Aufgaben und Aufbau der Polizei des Dritten Reiches, von Reichsführer SS und Chef der Deutschen Polizei Heinrich Himmler / Die Ordnungspolizei und ihre Entstehung im Dritten Reich, von General der Polizei Kurt Daluege / Aufgaben und Aufbau der Sicherheitspolizei im Dritten Reich, von SS-Gruppenführer und Chef der Sicherheitspolizei Reinhard Heydrich / Der Reichsleiter Dr.Frick, von Reichsamtsleiter Dr.Hans Fabricius / Dr.Wilhelm Frick, der Mann und Mensch, von Ministerialrat Dr.Franz Metzner (Persönlicher Referent des Reichsministers) / Aus Leben und Laufbahn Dr.Fricks, von Oberregierungsrat Hans Krebs. - Aus dem Geleitwort: \"Dieses Werk erscheint aus Anlass des 60. Geburtstages des Reichs- und Preußischen Minister des Innern Dr. Wilhelm Frick. Es zeigt den großen Aufgabenbereich des Reichsinnenministeriums und mit ihm die geschichtliche Leistung des Mannes, der, vom Vertrauen des Führers getragen, seit der Machtergreifung an seiner Spitze steht. Die hier zusammengefassten Beiträge seine Mitarbeiter sind Teilausschnitte aus dem Werden des Dritten Reichs. Sie legen Zeugnis dafür ab, daß die gewaltige Arbeit des Reichsministers Dr. Frick nur ein Ziel kennt: das Deutschland Adolf Hitlers\" - Mit weiteren zeittypischen Ausführungen wie z.B.: \"Auf kulturellem Gebiet hatte sich vor der Machtergreifung der jüdische Einfluss besonders entfaltet. Gerade hier musste daher in besonderem Maße sichergestellt werden, daß die deutsche Kultur alle fremden Elemente abstoßen und arteigene Werke hervorbringen konnte. Durch die restlose Ausschaltung von Juden und Mischlingen auf allen Gebieten des Kulturschaffens ist erreicht worden, daß heute die deutsche Kultur wieder ein eigenes Gesicht zeigt. In letzter Stunde verhinderte der Nationalsozialismus das endgültige Absinken der deutschen Kultur unter jüdischem Einfluss in die Niederungen einer wesenlosen Scheinkultur. Der Kampf galt vor allen Dingen dem artfremden Kulturbolschewismus in allen seinen Abfahrten. Mit der politischen Entgiftung des öffentlichen Lebens musste eine durchgreifende moralische Sanierung des Volkskörpers vorgenommen werden . . . Den Juden ist die kulturelle Betätigung in ihren eigenen Kreisen freigegeben. Neben jüdische Schulen der verschiedenen Arten jüdische Theater entstanden, wird jüdische Musik gepflegt und findet auch die sonstige jüdische Kunst ein ausreichendes Feld der Betätigung. Ebenso ist die Freiheit der Religionsausübung unberührt geblieben die Betätigung der Juden in der Wirtschaft ist grundsätzlich nur insoweit berührt worden, als die Juden von jedem wirtschaftspolitischen Einfluss ausgeschaltet worden sind. Mischlinge unterliegen in ihrer wirtschaftlichen Tätigkeit keinen Beschränkungen. Wird demnach den Juden im Rahmen der gesetzlichen Grenzen ihr Eigenleben gewährleistet . . .\" - Vgl. auch Besprechung dieses in der Zeitschrift \"Das Bild\" 2/3 1942. - Gutes Expl., weitere Beschreibung und Fotos s.Nr. 23672! Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Festschrift Reichsminister Dr. Wilhelm Frick, Reichsinnenminister mit Blutorden, Alter Kämpfer und Blutordens-Träger, Stresemänner im thüringischen Kabinett, illustrierte Bücher, Nationalsozialismus, Judenpolitik im Dritten Reich, Nürnberger Gesetze, Antisemitismus, Unterbindung jedes ausländischen Zuzuges von Juden nach Deutschland, Einbürgerung nur für rassenbiologisch erwünschten Bevölkerungszuwachs, wahllos vorgenommene Einbürgerungs jüdischer Einwanderer in der Systemzeit, legale Lösung der Judenfrage in Deutschland, Gefahr für das deutsche Blut aus der Vermischung von deutschem und artfremdem Blut in deutsch-jüdischen Mischehen, Lösung der Judenfrage ein Gebot der völkischen Selbsterhaltung und Notwehr, Vergiftung der Seele durch blutmäßige Vermischung mit den Judentum angesichts dessen Rassenfremdheit, Zersetzung deutschen Blutes durch Rassenmischung, Mischlingsproblem ein besonders schwieriger Teil der Rassenfrage, rassische Einordnung des der Juden je nach deutschem Blutanteil, Verwirklichung und restlose Durchsetzung der von ihm als richtig erkannten Rassenpolitik durch den nationalsozialistischen Staat, Verhinderung weiterer Rassenmischung in Deutschland, Verbot der Ehe zwischen Juden und Deutsch benötigen, jüdische Mischlinge 1. und 2. Grades: vorläufige Reichsbürger, restlose Ausschaltung von Juden und Mischlingen auf allen Gebieten des deutschen Kulturschaffens, klare Scheidung zwischen Deutschtum und Judentum, Kampf gegen Kulturbolschewismus, Eindringen von Juden und Judenmischlingen in den deutschen Beamtenkörper, dauernde und nachhaltige Pflege der Leibesübungen im ganzen deutschen Volke eines der wichtigsten Kulturgüter im nationalsozialistischen Staat, NS.-Schrifttum, gigantisches Ringen des Nationalsozialismus um die deutsche Seele, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

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        Original portrait photograph.

      New York: 1937 - Original sepia-toned silver gelatin print (226 × 164 mm). Presented in corner mounts behind double window mount. One or two tiny surface marks, slight surface rolling at the corners, but overall very well preserved with deep velvet tone. Thoughtful portrait study, signed and dated by Van Vechten verso in red ink in his characteristic minuscule handwriting; "photograph by Carl Van Vechten/ March 28, 1933-XII c: 4". Despite the variance in dating, the image appears to be number four of a series listed in the Library of Congress' collection as dating from March 28, 1937. The name "George Gershwin" is also pencilled across the back in signature style, this is in the handwriting of Irene Gallagher. Gallagher was Girl Friday to music publisher Max Dreyfus - the president of Chappell & Co., and publisher of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart - and knew all of the up-and-coming young composers of the day. This photograph is from her estate. Van Vechten met Gershwin in 1919 and was instrumental in his rise to fame, bringing the young composer together with adventurous Canadian-American mezzo Eva Gauthier whose annual concert at the Aeolian Hall for 1923 was entitled "Recital of Ancient and Modern Music for Voice", and featured songs by Byrd, Bellini, Bartok and Berlin, Hindemith, Schoenberg, Kern, and of course Gershwin; "Mr. Gershwin, at the piano, provided accompaniments which were something like works of art in their own genre, and in Mme. Gautheir's encore - his own Do it Again - raised a gale of laughter by slyly inserting a phrase from Scheherazade at an appropriate moment" (Musical America, November 10 1923). This was Gershwin's first appearance on a New York concert platform. In February 1924, Rhapsody in Blue was premiered at the same venue as part of the concert "An Experiment in Modern Music" featuring Paul Whiteman's Palais Royal Orchestra, it was reviewed by Van Vechten in Vanity Fair in an article entitled "George Gershwin: An American Composer Who Is Writing Notable Music in the Jazz Idiom", describing Rhapsody as "the finest piece of serious music that had ever come out of America". This was the first and most important review that Gershwin was to receive, he had arrived. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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      [ca. 1937-1941]. A collection of works by Dorothy Thompson, journalist; radio broadcaster; wife to Sinclair Lewis (among others); dabbling lesbian; first American journalist to be expelled from Nazi Germany, in 1934; inspiration for the Katharine Hepburn film role (1942) and Lauren Bacall stage role (1981) in Woman of the Year; runner-up to Eleanor Roosevelt as Time magazine's most influential woman in America, in 1939; anti-Nazi, pro-Zionist supporter later turned anti-Zionist (to the detriment of her career); who famously underestimated Hitler in 1931 while simultaneously personally pissing him off ("I was convinced that I was meeting the future dictator of Germany. In something less than fifty seconds I was quite sure that I was not. It took just that time to measure the startling insignificance of this man who has set the world agog....He is inconsequential and voluble, ill-poised, insecure. He is the very prototype of the 'Little Man'"; and later quoted by President Obama in 2015: "It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives." As follows: * Original typescript of "The Only Kind of Peace." 3 pages, undated, unsigned but with Thompson's name typed on all three pages. Argues passionately against a compromise with Hitler, based on the failures of the Treaty of Versailles. "Already the faint-hearted, the indifferent, and the muddle-headed are talking about a negotiated peace....The truth is, of course, that only barbarism - in other words, the totalitarian brutality and cynicism of Messrs. Hitler and Stalin - can triumph by the war's not being fought out to its bitter end..." Paperclip mark upper margin; folded in fourths; near fine. Provenance: papers of Harold Stearns. * To Thomas Mann. Stamford: Overlook Press, 1937. First separate printing of an article by Thompson published in the New York Herald Tribune the previous week, welcoming Mann to the United States from Switzerland where he had been in exile since the Nazi rise to power. In small part: "We are glad you are here, Thomas Mann. No nation can exile you. Yours is a larger citizenship...Wherever men love reason, hate obscurism, shun darkness, turn toward light, know gratitude, praise virtue, despise meanness, kindle to sheer beauty; wherever minds are sensitive, hearts generous and spirits free -- there is your home. In welcoming you, a country but honors itself." One sheet folded to make four 10" x 13-1/4" pages. Fine. * Typed letter signed, December 14, 1937, on New York Herald Tribune stationery, written to NBC's "Director of Women's Activities," declining a speaking engagement: "I am so sorry to disappoint both you and Dr. Angell, but another speech for anybody is just out of the question. I simply can't do it." Thompson's signature is scarce. 5-1/2" x 7-3/4". Fine. * America. Los Angeles: Modern Forum, 1939. The text of a lecture by Thompson, roughly 5500 words on the wonders of the American "race" and of American principles, in contrast to German imperialism. Foreword by Eddie Cantor. Sunned, stapled wrappers with a small chip at the upper edge of the front cover; about very good. * Our Lives, Fortunes & Sacred Honor. (San Francisco): (Windsor Press)(1941). The first separate appearance of this essay that first appeared in Thompson's syndicated "On the Record" column and is here published, without stated limitation, "in this time of urgency," following Nazi bombings of Westminster Abbey, the House of Commons and the British Museum, and urging U.S. involvement in World War II. 12 pages, printed in three colors. Saddle-stitched wrappers; edge-sunned; near fine. * Hitler's Plans for Canada and the United States. (Winnipeg): (Universal Life Assurance and Annuity Company), 1941. A small, 20-page booklet printing Thompson's address, in Toronto, to the International Affiliation of Sales and Advertising Clubs, which was broadcast over the C.B.C., at a time after Canada had entered WWII but the U.S. had not. In small part: "The swift, far-seeing man always knows that a forest fire is his business, even if it is raging miles away from his estate. He knows that the winds that blow across this earth, carrying the seeds of ideas, the germs of revolution and reactionism, the poisoned gases of conquest and war take no cognizance of boundaries. Slowly we are learning that we may sit dead at our desks or drop dead in our fields, while we are minding our own business." Trace edge foxing and slight rust to the side staples; near fine. ¶ Six items from a small span of her career, showing the journalist as an unwavering advocate for a cause she deemed worthy prior to the nation adopting the same view. No Binding.

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      LOGOS, Novi Ligure 1937 - IL NUOVO POLIGLOTTA INTERLINGUE Pagine brunite dal tempo e con appunti e sottolineature a matita, coperta morbida ingiallita e con lievi segni di usura La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

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        Ornament of Honour.

      Cambridge: at the University Press, 1937 - Octavo. Original red cloth backed pink boards, printed paper label to spine. With the dust jacket. Corners bumped, edges of boards a little toned and rubbed, tape residue to front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the rubbed and toned jacket with tanned spine panel and some nicks and short splits. First edition, first impression of this memorial poem for T. E. Lawrence. The author was a doctor who founded a hospital in Aleppo, where he met Lawrence. With a "compliments of the author" bookplate signed by Altounyan and three typed letters signed by him loosely inserted, mostly discussing books, including this one, and his attempt to run a nursing school in Aleppo. Additionally inserted is a typed letter signed by W. F. Stirling, who served as Chief Staff Officer to T. E. Lawrence, and who was described by him as "Stirling the imperturbable". Stirling discusses the situation in French Morocco and discusses a book he enjoyed, The Road to Mecca by Mohammed Asad. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Little Children.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1937 - Octavo. Original beige hessian cloth, titles to spine and front in blue and red. With the dust jacket. Faint dampstain to fore-edge but an excellent copy in the jacket with a light stain to fore-edge and some minor chips and tears along the edges. First edition, first printing, inscribed by Saroyan to publisher William J. McElwee Jr., "For William J. McElwee, Jr., with sincere good wishes from Wiliam Saroyan, Philadelphia April 1940" on the half title, and additionally signed by Saroyan on the front free endpaper. McElwee was the publisher at Ritten House, Philadelphia. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Der Befehl des Gewissens. Ein Roman von den Wirren der Nachkriegszeit und der ersten Erhebung [von Hans Zöberlein signiert]

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher Nachfolger 1937. 3. Auflage 51.-70. Tausend. Ganzleinen ohne SU, 990 Seiten. Frakturschrift. Einband mit leichten Lagerspuren, Vortitel (zwischen Vorsatz und Frontispiz) entfernt, Inneres ansonsten gut. Auf fliegendem Vorsatz vom Autor signiert

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        Of Mice and Men

      New York: Covici Friede, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. First issue with "pendula" on page 9, and a bullet between the two 8's of the page number on page 88. Near Fine with toning to spine, light bruising to spine ends, and slight separation to hinge at half title page. One of only 2,500 copies printed in the first issue.

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        This Year: Next Year.

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1937. Octavo. Original colour pictorial cloth, pictorial endpapers, all edges yellow. With the dust jacket. Spine faintly toned. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with a few minor chips to spine ends and mildly nicked and creased extremities. First edition, first impression, out-of-series copy, from an edition of 100 copies signed by de la Mare and Jones. "[Harold Jones's] lithographs for de la Mare's This Year: Next Year (1937) marked the emergence of a fresh talent in book illustration; and the flat colours strike the eye as something quite new" (Horne, The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators, p. 265).

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        Revenge For Love

      London: Cassel, 1937. First edition, first impression. Not Set. Octavo. Original brick red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. In a specially made folding box An exceptionally nice copy in the very lightly chipped dust jacket with modest fading at the spine as usual, and several tissue repairs to the verso. A notoriously difficult book to find in dust jacket.

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        Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf

      Berlin: Im Deutschen Verlag, 1937. First edition. Softcover. fair. 4to. 281pp. Original photographic wrappers. * Wraps protected by mylar. Seminal work in the history of sports by the controversial Leni Riefenstahl (1902-2003). Profusely illustrated with annotated reproductions in photogravure. The photographs were taken from her groundbreaking film "Olympia". Hitler invited Riefenstahl to film the 1936 Olympic Games. The result was Olympia, which according to Riefenstahl has been commissioned by the International Olympic Committee. The film has since been widely noted for its technical and aesthetic achievements. Although Josef Goebbels told Riefenstahl to ignore non-Aryan athletes, she filmed and photographed (as seen in this work) competitors of all races, including African-American Jesse Owens. Includes two photos of Hitler, one as the German team enters the stadium, the other with Reichssportführer Hans von Tschammer und Osten. Foreword by Riefenstahl. Captions in German, French, English, Spanish and Italian. The last 32 pages show Riefenstahl and her crew during filming and in post production. Page edges untrimmed. Age wear, staining and creasing to front wrapper and spine. Sporadic foxing throughout not affecting text or plates. Wraps in fair, interior in good to very good condition. The most important photographic account of the 1936 Summer Olympics. Rare in wraps. * We have never seen a copy of this work bound in soft wraps. The illustration on the cover of this copy is exactly the same as the one on the dust jacket of the common edition, which was published in sienna cloth.

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        L'homme. L'électricité. La vie

      grand in-4 de 63, (2) pages Paris, Arts et métiers graphiques, 1937, , grand in-4 de 63, (2) pages, 2 planches et 15 pages de publicités, exemplaire broché, couverture illustrée en couleurs (brochage un peu frotté), Riche publication réalisée par les Arts et Métiers Graphiques pour la Classe 17bis de l'Exposition Internationale de Paris de 1937. La présentation se divise en courts articles qui portent chacun sur une utilisation particulière de l'électricité : l'électricité et la guerre par Charles François, l'électricité et les chemins de fer par Raoul Dautry, l'électricité et l'architecture d'intérieur par Léon-Paul Fargue, l'éclairage public par Jean Selz, l'électricité dans la mise en scène au théâtre par Louis Jouvet, une brève histoire des machines d'expérimentation électrique depuis le XVIIIe siècle par Paul Recht, une histoire du luminaire par Maurice Raynal, et enfin Marcel Courtine présente les théories physiques de l'électricité. Ouvrage très richement illustré de nombreuses gravures dans le texte en noir et de deux planches imprimées recto-verso d'après des

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        Buckskin Brigades

      The Macaulay Company, 1937-01-01. Hardcover. Good+/New Facsimile Dust Jacket. Hardcover, First Edition 1937 Macauley 316 pages. Good+, in a brand new facsimile DJ. Moderate shelf/edge wear and some bubbling to the front panel, original brown cloth with yellow mustard titles, spine panel mottled, but titles are still sharp and bold with no trace of fading. Head and tail of spine has wear - corners bumped with a touch of wear to the tips. No previous owner marks - all pages are clean and crisp with a touch of offsetting to the end papers. Buckskin Brigades is a Western novel written by L. Ron Hubbard, first published July 30, 1937. The work was Hubbard's first hard-covered book, and his first published novel. The next year he became a contributor to Astounding Science Fiction. Hubbard incorporates historical background from the Blackfeet tribe into the book, which is sympathetic to the American Indian overall and rare for its time. A Good+ copy of a very scarce and notable first book by Hubbard offered with a brand new facsimile DJ in mylar to protect and display. LOC

      [Bookseller: Eyebrowse Books_MWABA]
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        Un c

      (4), 196 pp., (12) Paris, 1937, in-4, (4), 196 pp, (12), demi-chagrin olive, dos lisse, titre doré [Franz], Édition de luxe tirée à 130 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches réservés aux membres de la société, celui ci imprimé pour M. William Vincens-Bouguereau, bibliophile lyonnais. Ouvrage illustré de 34 eaux-fortes originales en couleurs in texte de J.-E. Laboureur, dont un titre gravé, 19 en-têtes à mi-page et 14 culs-de-lampe. In fine, sont reliés les menus des diners du 9 mars 1937 et du 25 janvier 1938, eux aussi illustrés. Bel exemplaire, en dépit du dos insolé, intérieur très frais, élégamment illustré. Reliure signé Franz Ostermann, relieur alsacien plus connu sous le nom de Franz.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Les Pastorales ou Daphnis & Chloé / Bois originaux d'Aristide Maillol. Suite seule de 41 bois originaux en sanguine, comportant plusieurs variantes des bois originaux

      Paris : Philippe Gonin, imprimeur 1937 - ~ 41 bois originaux d'Aristide Maillol ~ Suite de très rares épreuves, comportant trois variantes de deux des bois de Maillol pour les Pastorales, le tout tiré en sanguine sur papier filigrané Maillol-Kessler fabriqué à Montval, comportant : Vignette de couverture, vignette de titre et colophon. Livre I, 14 bois dont 2 variantes du dessin "Daphnis chasse la cigale cachée entre les tétins de Chloé" et 1 variante de "Daphnis jouant de la flûte de Pan". Livre II, 10 bois. Livre III, 8 bois. Livre IV, 6 bois. Les images de la suite complète à délivrer sur demande ~ Étui en papier chine fort d'un seul tenant s'ouvrant sur lui-même, avec titre imprimé en noir ~ 41 planches ~ 20x14x1cm. ~ Très bon état ~ LANGUAGE: Français / Additional images available/ [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Livre de la 15eme Brigade Internationale: Nos Combats contre le Fascisme.

      Madrid, (Diana), 1937 - 320 Seiten, etliche Textabbildungen [With dedications & signatures of a great lot of staff: Copic, Nathan, Merriman etcetc., on title and also inside at pictures] - Der überstehende Einband mit Randschäden, am Hinterdeckel etwas fleckig, etwas nachgeklebt. Innen weitestgehend sauber. - Ein Unikat, als Erinnerungsstück eines Spanienkämpfers (Capt. Radomir Smrcka) mit kurzen Widmungen vieler Mitkämpfer und hochrangiger Offiziere. - In französicher Sprache. * The XV International Brigade was a mixed brigade (Brigada mixta) that fought for the Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War as a part of the International Brigades. Nicknamed Brigada Abraham Lincoln, it mustered at Albacete in Spain, in January 1937, comprising many English-speaking volunteers – arranged into a mostly British Battalion and a mostly North American Lincoln Battalion. It also included two non-English-speaking battalions, the Balkan Dimitrov Battalion and the Franco-Belgian Sixth February Battalion. It fought at Jarama, Brunete, Boadilla, Belchite, Fuentes de Ebro, Teruel and the Ebro River. (Quelle: Wiki). ****An unsere Kunden in Deutschland: Versand nach Deutschland zweimal in der Woche ab Freilassing mit der Deutschen Post. Unsere Rechnungen an deutsche Kunden enthalten deutsche Umsatzsteuer!*** Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1010 Gr.-8°, Illustr. Original-Broschur [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La photographie n'est pas l'art

      en feuilles, 5 feuillets et Paris, GLM, 1937, , en feuilles, 5 feuillets et 12 portraits photographiques, sous chemise bleue de l'éditeur et dans la jaquette noire d'origine, Bel exemplaire, complet de sa jaquette ajourée. Comme souvent, le bleu est un peu passé au niveau de la lunette.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Autograph lettercard signed. Kufstein, [22 July 1937].

      1937. Large 8vo. 1 p. With autograph address. To the German writer and literary critic Lutz Weltmann (1901-1967), who wrote a review of Friedells "Kulturgeschichte: "[...] in Eile für heute nur vielen Dank für die Besprechung. Sie ist die weitaus beste, die ich bisher gehabt habe, ich meine natürlich der Qualität nach. Wundere mich, daß man sie gebracht hat. Wirklich ganz vorzüglich. So eine Freude hat man selten [...]". - Very rare. Left margin with punched holes (no loss to text).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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